The Reliquary Bust of St Philip
St Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratory, was born in Florence in 1515 so this year is the 500th anniversary of his birth. There will be celebrations in Florence and in Rome in the course of the year. For those members of his spiritual family unable to get to those celebrations a bust containing our founder's relics will visit every Oratory in the world. In that way we can be united in spirit with our holy father St Philip and with each other. The bust will probably come to York towards the end of this year.